Monday, July 28, 2008

Fresh Fruit Tarts & Tartlets

There was nothing for the food exchange today as I spent most of the weekend doing tarts for 2 friends. They both had their birthdays on the 24th July, which was last Thursday but I didn't have time to make anything special for them. Wanted to do cupcakes or a simple cake, but with all the work I had last week, I just didn't have any energy left by the time I got home.

Anyway, was deciding what to bake for these 2 friends of mine... when the punnets of blueberries and strawberries caught my eye at the usual fruit shop that I go to at Subang. Their Kiwi fruits also looks big and yummy. That kind of decided it for me... I shall make them fruit tarts and tartlets.

I have done this before but I didn't know how to make those fruits all shiny and nice. After surfing around the food blogs, I realized that it was just apricot glaze that did it. So simple but the effect is so nice. Just take 2 globs of apricot jam and 2 to 3 tablespoons of water and boil these (or microwave them). To play it safe, I double boiled the jam and the water. Have a look at the photos, it does make that little bit of difference.

Click here for the fruit tart recipe.

A belated Happy Birthday to my friends Melvin Kuo and Puay Aun. May this year be all fruity and sweet for you both :)

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YozoraNiteSky said...

Thank you stafford :)

zaitgha said...

honestly, i dont fancy the taste of the glazed on my fruit tarts...if the tarts for immediate consumption i leave out the glazed if for the next day i have no choice....and for the custard i used instant custard which i think is far easier he he....if only blueberry is easier to find in Sban....

JeromeFo 令狐冲 said...

Wah...Really hv to respect you.
Can make so many fruits cakes....
" Pro " enough!

YozoraNiteSky said...

zai: i agree with you.. if the tarts are to be consumed immediately, it is better to do without the glaze.. tastes better too.

jeromefo: oh this is very easy to make jerome..i am sure you will be able to do the same too :D